Jeff McMahan

White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy

University of Oxford



Corpus Christi College

Oxford OX1 4JF

United Kingdom


  • Philosophy Bites Interview on Killing in War
  • Philosophy Bites Interview on Vegetarianism
  • Bioethics Bites interview on Moral Status
  • Wisconsin Public Radio interview on the killing of Osama bin Laden
  • “The Meat Eaters,” New York Times Opinionator, September 2010
  • “Rethinking the ‘Just War’, Part 1” New York Times Opinionator, November 2012
  • “Rethinking the ‘Just War’, Part 2” New York Times Opinionator, November 2012
  • “Why Gun ‘Control’ Is Not Enough,” New York Times Opinionator, December 2012
  • Live chat on drone warfare with Michael Walzer and Jane Mayer, New Yorker online, February 2013
  • Philosophy Bites Interview on Gun Control, February 2013
  • Journal of Medical Ethics Interview on Infanticide, February 2013
  • Huffington Post Op-Ed on Syria, August 2013
  • HuffPost Live discussion of Syria, August 29, 2013
  • “The Moral Case for Military Strikes Against Syria,” al-Jazeera America, 9-4-13
  • Boston Review forum: “The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers,” November 2013
  • Minerva: Interview on vegetarianism (with Peter Singer), May 2014
  • Proportionality in the 2014 Gaza War, Prospect Magazine, August 2014
  • “Can Torture Ever Be Moral?” New York Times Opinionator, January 2015
  • “A Challenge to Gun Rights,” Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, April 2015
  • Morally Necessary Defense in Syria, Washington Post, November 2015
  • Interview with Katrien Devolder on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, November 2015
  • New York Times Facebook Live, discussion of abortion, February 2017
  • “Who is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case?” (with Peter Singer), New York Times Opinionator, April 2017
  • “I Was No-Platformed. Here’s Why It’s Counterproductive,” New Statesman, 4 January 2019
  • “Should Corporate Executives Be Criminally Prosecuted for Their Misdeeds?,” New Statesman, 18 June 2019